June was a good month.  I blinked and there it went.  Poof!  It was such a blessing to be able to enjoy time with my children this last month! We played games, read books, and laughed a lot.  We watched movies, dug in the dirt, and had picnic lunches. We practiced writing and blew bubbles.  We even stayed up past our bedtime!!  🙂

While I’m surprised that a month of our summer is over, I am anxious for even more time with my precious babies.  We have some fun things planned and I’m certain that they are going to have a blast!  First on the agenda: beach.  When I asked Emma what she wanted to do this summer she said, “Go to the beach!”   We have been blessed by Ian’s friend and his wife who gifted us a few nights in Port A!  Woo hoo!  Isn’t it cool how God keeps providing for us??  We are so grateful!  The kids will have a blast building in the sand and fishing. (Hopefully fishing will go well… We will be learning as we go. Tips welcome.)  It will be our first time to go to the beach since Ian lost his legs last summer.  How wonderful that one year later we will be having fun at the beach!

Next we will be going to Houston and Dallas to see family and friends.  I’m excited to finally get to hug some special people that have prayed so much for our family this last year.  No definite plans on activities yet.  My mind is full of ideas on things to do at both of these cities.  Luckily they are both close enough to drive to, and our fun shouldn’t cost much.  Anyone know anything about Great Wolf Lodge?  I’m thinking about going there for a night…  We will see.

Between the bigger trips we are also trying to squeeze in some specific activities the kids requested…  Among them are bowling, seeing a movie, the zoo, and going to Peter Piper Pizza.  I think I might have to finally get us a Sea World pass too.  Jack keeps asking to go to a water park and see some sea animals.  Just thinking about all these things to do makes me want to take a nap!

If you have children or grandchildren, I urge you to go out and have some fun with them this summer.  There is nothing better than seeing a child smile!  Life is so short and precious.  I’ve always chosen experiences and activities in life over “things.”  The memories that you make with your kids last a lifetime.  The activities that you decide to do can be as simple as going to the park or baking cookies together.  Spending time together shows kids that they are loved and makes them feel important.  So go ahead and have some fun!




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